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Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs on 1982-07-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs on 1982-07-31

Set 1

Alabama Getaway ->
The Promised Land
El Paso
Bird Song ->
Little Red Rooster
Ramble On Rose
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women ->
The Music Never Stopped ->

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Jam () ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Truckin' ->
Morning Dew ->
OneMore Saturday Night

Don't Ease Me In

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Manor Downs
Location Austin, TX

Source SBD: (shn ID 3415); AUD: (shn ID 19017)
Lineage SRCS > WAV > Vegas 5 (matrix) > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)
Transferred by Chris Chappell


This show is simply smokin', definately top 5 '82 along with 9-17, 4-6, 8-10
and 8-3. Apparently, post drums is actually after midnight, thus Jerry's birthday,
which a few people remind him during the mellow part of the Dew. The crowd
certainly got treated to "one of those shows" this night at the racetrack.


Reviewer: Vermoontains - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2015
Subject: there were days and there were days between
this is one of the days, not a day between show
a birthday show outdoors, like 74
I watch/listen to this alot because it makes me smile and very happy to watch and hear Jerry and everybody having so much fun,
and every time he looked to his left I know he was looking at me, smiling at him
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2014
Subject: Lovin it
All the Sick Bits seem to be really good THANKS! Nice Bird song, the vocals are really on thats nice to hear, and the jamming superb. There is 3 hours of music hear, what a show. You dont see shows this long much anymore. YAAR!
Reviewer: jjg4762 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2014
Subject: Outstanding
This show was the kind we followed them everywhere for. Hoping you get that show!!! we got it this night. Only down fall is encore.
I remember clearly getting back home after being on this summer tour waiting for east coast tour to start and getting these shows in the mail from a guy I met at Red Rocks, He sent me this night and next along with one of the Red Rocks shows. I can remember being very young and in total love with these guys. Had a bag of what back then was considered Killer Bud. Sat in my room for few days recovering from tour listening to these shows smoking and loving life. Another saying we use to use back then loving life.
Reviewer: bmerrill13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2014
Subject: show of the tour yup
cans o' beer in the infield - lone star!
kicked ass on the rocks and elsewhere. well the frost was primo too - once on the road though this was it!
Reviewer: orygunjim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2011
Subject: Drums. yes, drums
Very good energy and superior clarity in recording. Played loud enough on a good sound system one easily separates all the different toys a percussionist gets to play with. I like these earlier forays into the drums/space theme before it became overextended excuse to chase the dragon midway through the set.

A bounding Eyes seems to leave the Fat Man breathless as he can barely spit lyrics out before tearing into another solo. No brakes on this machine.

Overall a really fluid show without a bunch of delays in tuning and dinking around. Well worth the listen, especially the Matrix format.
Reviewer: notreallyhere - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2010
Subject: Neyessss
My first review-Wheeee!
I was in the mood for an 80's "It's All Over Now". I warmed up with "Ramble on Rose", soundin' good. Then just what the doctor ordered. A smokin' version of "It's All Over Now". That song sounds fun to play.
Now I'm smiling, no need to look around the rest of the night.
The thing is this show has a mix that is very easy on the ears. It's like all the players have their volume set 'just exactly perfect', the instruments tones just sort of bloom.
This show would be great played on a reel-to-reel or vinyl through a tube amp. Wheeee!!
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2009
Subject: Lordy, lordy, look who is 40.......
Ball buster of a show. That second set seriously stomps on the proverbial terra. The mountain right across the valley from myself is on actually on fire, too. Nice bonus.....
Reviewer: verylazylightning - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2009
Subject: Finally, Crystal-Clear, Out-Front Bobby In The Mix
Little more needs to be said about this remarkable show in terms of musical performance
The sound has an extremely "precise"
quality that is all too often missing in the best
soundboards. Every instrument is cleanly separated
and isolated. Weir is easy to follow and this
recording provides a great opportunity to study his art.
Interestingly, the relative proportions of the
various channels (very democratic, extremely atypical of Healy and Cutler) and the almost "hygienic" aural imagery are quite evocative of Owsley's mixing and editing style.
Reviewer: snarkbait - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2009
Subject: First tape I had
The second set of this was the first dead boot tape I ever had, also the first sb tape I had, and is what really brought me to love live dead.

Listening again today, I see why this is still one of the best shows I've ever heard. The scarlet=>fire is somking hot, est/eyes is great, uncle/truckin is great, and the morning dew is sublimely beautiful.

Thank you, archivists.
Reviewer: leslie48 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: The Scarlet-Fire
The show overall is very solid. It is the Scarlet-Fire, though, that blows me away. I am a fan of this combination so have heard many. This version is incredible, maybe the best I have ever listened to. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2008
Subject: Really good...
...especially once the band gets cooking somehwere in the middle of the first set. The second set, particularly out of space, really rocks. The sound however is not "A No. 1." Early the vocals are washed out, but the recording does seem to improve. Of course, I am being nit picky here (but I was just listening to the Aud of one of the October Frost shows from this year, which is perfect)...this is a very good source. And a border line great show.
Reviewer: Millertimesports - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2008
Subject: Great Stuff
Just a smokin show with everyone soundeding tight as ever! Great show!! Must listen!
Reviewer: barongsong - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2008
Subject: Turn it up to 11
Wow this show completely rocks and is perfect if your lookin for something that won't let you stand still. The Matrix mix is excellent and is probably one of the best examples of the potential of this format, well done. What a show. Wish I was there. Get it, nuff said.
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